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Eagles Sign First-Round QB Carson Wentz To A Four-Year Deal

Update:

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Eagles have officially signed first-round QB Carson Wentz to a four-year contract.

  • Pro Football Talk reports that Wentz deal contains offsets for guaranteed money.
  • PFT adds that Wentz told Eagles he would agree to this before they traded up to No. 2 overall.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to sign first-round QB Carson Wentz to a four-year contract at some point Thursday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Wentz, 23, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Eagles after they gave up a huge package of picks to trade up from No. 8 overall. It was clear for a few weeks that Wentz was going to be their guy, even after they re-signed Sam Bradford and signed Chase Daniel to a market value contract.

As of now, the Eagles have said that Bradford will be their starting quarterback when/if he shows up to offseason workouts. However, there are obvious questions about Bradford’s future with the team. This means that we could see Wentz sooner than assumed if Bradford remains away from the team.

According to OverTheCap.com, Wentz receives a four-year contract worth $26,676,338 to go along with a signing bonus of $17,600,972. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.

During his four-year college career at North Dakota State, Wentz threw for 5,115 yards while completing 64.1 percent of his passes to go along with 45 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Wentz also ran for 1,028 yards and three touchdowns.